now this issue has been going on for two, 2 1/2 years now. i think it started during the campaign. and i have to say that over the last 2 1/2 years, i have watched with bemusement. i've been puzzled at the degree to which this thing just kept on going. we've had every official in hawaii, democrat and republican, every news outlet that has investigated this confirm that, yes, in fact, i was born in hawaii, august 4th, 1961, in kapiolani hospital. we've posted the certification that is given by the state of hawaii on the internet for everybody to see. people have provided affidavits that they, in fact, have seen this birth certificate and, yet, this thing just keeps on going.